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Fifteen Images (Le Jardin Pluvieux)
For Piano

Extract from Image V.

This music is a collection of carefully considered miniatures for intimate performance, recording or web presentation. It forms just one part of a site-specific project that will bring together three compositions into an installation of music, images, texts and woven textiles.

The garden described in Le Jardin Pluvieux is that of a celebrated Quaker meetinghouse at Brigflatts, just outside the town of Sedbergh in a southern corner of the Lake District. It is one of those special locations touched by history and already celebrated in the poem

Briggflatts by the modernist poet and Quaker, Basil Bunting.

The fifteen piano pieces are quite unlike anything in the composer's worklist to date. The music belongs to a genre of piano composition and performance practice that has its seeds in the piano pieces of Erik Satie, George Antheil, Morton Feldman, and more recently the music of Howard Skempton. This is music all about the qualities of the individual moment in which chords are sonic objects to be touched with care and their resonance and decay significant.

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